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A 46-year-old member asked:

Had a carotid artery ultrasound and doctor also heard bruit, what do they mean?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Narrowing in artery: When there is significant narrowing in carotid artery-that would create turbulant and that can be heard on examination and called carotid bruit. Go to see your doctor and discuss re- ultrasound finding and further management . Good luck.

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A 62-year-old male asked:

My doctor heard no bruits in my carotid arteries. Could there be any benefit, still, to an ultrasound of them?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: Yes, there can be carotid stenosis without audible bruits, so if your doctor is looking for stenosis, or characterization of atheromatous plaque, carotid ultrasound could be useful.

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